Gas Work in One Neighborhood Could Mean Detours, Delays

Howard Street work croppedResidents in the area of Naples Road and Howard Street should expect cause some minor detours and delays in their neighborhood during the next few weeks.

National Grid will be doing gas utility work in the area during the next two weeks, according to Hamilton police Lt. Scott Janes. Residents may be rerouted or experience minor traffic delays during the project, Janes said.

Report Power Outages Via Phone, Web or App

power-linesIf you lose power in Hamilton, residents are encouraged to report the outage directly to National Grid.

The company prefers that customers with power outages call National Grid directly so they can plot the addresses of outages and identify problems quicker, said Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes.

Power outages can be reported via phone by calling 1-800-465-1212, online at the National Grid website or via the National Grid mobile app for iOS or Android.

National Grid also has information available online about the areas affected by outages and estimates for power restoration.

If there is an incident involving power lines that threatens lives or property, call 911.

For further information about power outages, check National Grid’s “Outage Central.”

Majority of Hamilton Without Power, National Grid Notified

power-outage-candleA majority of Hamilton is without power, as of 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, as a Nor’easter blows through, according to Hamilton police.

A small area in the downtown, from Walnut Road to Asbury Street along Route 1A, has power but a large chunk of the rest of the town is without power, according to Hamilton Police Detective Joe Achadinha. National Grid has been notified and has a crew headed to Hamilton to make repairs.

National Grid said about 2,000 of the 3,100 customers in Hamilton were without power, a sof 11:30 p.m. and it should be back by 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

New Phone Scam Emerges, Police Issue New Reminder to be Cautious

phone-449836_960_720 (1)Hamilton police are issuing a warning to residents and business owners about a new phone scam where callers pose as National Grid employees.

A Hamilton business owner contacted Hamilton police on Monday, March 28 reporting that a man who said he was from National Grid said the business owned money for its gas bill, according to Hamilton police Sgt. Stephen Trepanier. The call came from 888-840-9880.

The caller said if the business did not pay the bill the gas would be shut off.

Trepanier said the call was part of a new phone scam that uses a computerized system that is similar to the one used by National Grid. Attempted phone scams continue and Hamilton police are issuing another reminder to be suspicious whenever a business or caller contacts you asking for cash or to immediately wire money.

Power Outage to Last Into Night in Hamilton

The 76 homes without power in Hamilton can expect to go until 3 a.m. without power, National Grid has informed Hamilton town officials.

The affected roads include Tally Ho Drive, Fox Run and Walnut roads, Plum, Chestnut, Pine and Elm streets and Horseshoe Lane.

The power outage occurred at about 1:20 p.m. and is expected to last 14 hours, according to information from National Grid provided to Hamilton town officials.

Dead Tree on Wires Knocks Out Power, Will be Back Friday Morning

bulb-152383Work is underway to restore electrical service to about 75 homes near Chebacco Lake on Friday morning, according to National Grid.

The power went out in the area at about 7:30 a.m. when a dead tree fell on some wires on Gregory Island Road. The affected customers are in that area.

Crews were at work to restore power as of 8:30 a.m., according to National Grid, and power was expected back by 9:45 a.m.

Asbury Street Reopens After Pole Containing Several Transformers Snaps in Crash

The pole that was struck by a vehicle on Saturday evening, Oct. 31 on Asbury Street contained several transformers and took several hours to repair, keeping the road closed, according to Hamilton police Lt. Scott Janes.

Hamilton PoliceHamilton police said the driver of the vehicle that crashed, Joseph S. Scuderi, 74, of 56 Rust St., fell asleep before the crash. He suffered minor injuries and was taken by Beauport ambulance to Beverly hospital, according to a police report on the incident.

The crash occurred on Asbury Street just north of the Highland Street intersection at 3:52 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. It was investigated by Hamilton police Sgt. Stephen Walsh.

The repairs to the pole were complete by 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, according to police. The crash cut power to a handful of homes in the early evening.